Teaching Success

The Dance Studio Gold Mine Hidden In Every Community


What are your studio goals?

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The Ultimate Guide To Growing Your Dance Studio


I love the quote, "There are shortcuts to happiness, dancing is one of them". 

Sure, there may be many paths to happiness... but why not take the shortcut and just DANCE, right!?!?

My sentiments exactly! 

Many studio owners would agree with me on this quote but might not be as open to the idea that there are short-cuts to dance studio success as well. 

That doesn't make it any less true. 

First we need to define "dance studio success". 

For me, this is any dance studio that fulfills the pe…

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The Truth Behind “The Place They Start is the Place they Stay”


Whether you’re new to the dance world, or you’re a veteran dance studio owner, you will have probably come across the saying “the place they start is the place they stay”.

What this simply means is that if a child starts at your dance studio when they are young, they are most likely to stick with your studio for life.

The reason why this is so important is because it can mean real exponential growth for your dance business.

This is how it works:

Many children are ready to begin dance lessons…

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How to Keep Students Returning to Your Studio Year After Year


If you’re a dance studio owner, the number one business question you probably grapple with on a daily basis is how to maximize RETENTION.

How can I keep my students coming back month after month, year after year?!

It’s a question I get asked often.

My experience over the years has taught me a few things about retention, which I’m happy to share with you:

  1. Love your students – if you’re not in it for the kids, you’re probably in the wrong business! I make it a point to learn my students’ na…

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3 Important Reasons Why You Should Keep Each Class FRESH

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If you feel like your preschool dance classes are getting repetitive or a little dull for you or your students, it’s time to shake things up!

And that’s where the themed lesson plan kits from Princess Ballerinas come in!

The "done-for-you" themed lesson plan kits from Princess Ballerinas keeps each preschool class fresh by introducing new, imaginative themes each session and exciting activities each class! The themes are age-appropriate, fun and engaging for preschoolers. They include: Fairy G…

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The Successful Studio Model

This lesson is all about the “Successful Studio Business Model” and the best way to get new students into your studio.

The first secret to studio success is all about RELATIONSHIPS. That’s why "the place they start is the place they stay". And that’s why you’re typically NOT typically going to be able to attract dancers who are already involved with another studio.

And by ages 8, 9, 10 and up… most kids interested in dance are already with a studio.

So, if all the dancers are already dancing …

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How Art Affects Your Child's Brain


Early childhood is an important period in a child’s life. It is when their brain undergoes some major shifts, allowing them to understand things symbolically, as well as make sense of cause and effect.

There are many studies that have been done that link the practice of creative arts (like dance) to healthy brain development.

Specifically, here are the ways that dance, art and creativity support healthy brain development:

  1. Physical development – art exercises brain-body connections like han…

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How Dance Lessons Can Help Your Child Master Kindergarten


Has your child been in your care since birth? Has she been in a small home daycare? Are you a stay-at-home-mom?

If so, you may be worried about her making the transition to Kindergarten. How will she cope away from you all day? Will she know how to interact with others? Being worried is a normal part of the parenting experience, but there are a few things you can do to ease her transition – and your worry.

Dance lessons are one of those things.

For many children that come to Princess Ballerin…

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Making the Transition: Why Your Child Should Continue Dance Lessons When They Start School


I have a lot of parents ask me if they should continue dance lessons as their child transitions into Kindergarten. Many parents are worried that they should stop all extra-curricular activities to reduce stress-levels on their children while they adapt to the new routine of Kindergarten.

However, research shows that preschoolers and young children thrive under routine.

Continuing your child’s regular routine – be it extracurricular activities like dance lessons, or Sunday dinners with their gr…

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Boost Your Preschooler’s Confidence


      "Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit" - E.E. Cummings

       “Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment” - Thomas Carlyle

       "Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered — just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.” - Barrie Davenport

It’s never too early to build your child’s self-confidence. Self-…

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